Accession Number:

AD0360851

Title:

HYPERVELOCITY KILL MECHANISMS PROGRAM. VOLUME 1

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. no. 17 for period ending 30 Sep 1964

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

The work of this program has involved comprehensive studies designed to evaluate the feasibility of defeating the mission of an intercontinental ballistic missile by fragment impact andor by subsequent re-entry heating effects. These effects include direct kill by impact, extent of aggravation or increase in damage caused by aerothermal effects on an RV during re-entry, aerodynamic instability of nose cones caused by damage to the heat shield and structure, impact and thermal damage to internal components and warheads, and perturbations on the performance of ICBM booster vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE